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UNGA adopts draft resolution introduced by India

The UNGA (United Nations General Assembly) has adopted by consensus a draft resolution piloted by India to establish a memorial wall in the UN headquarters to honour fallen peacekeepers.

About the news:

  • India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj introduced the draft resolution titled ‘Memorial wall for fallen United Nations peacekeepers’ in the UN General Assembly Hall and it was adopted by consensus.
  • The resolution was submitted by 18 countries including Bangladesh, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, France, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Nepal, Rwanda and the US.
  • It received a record 190 co-sponsorships.

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Significance of the memorial wall:

It will remind people of not only the sacrifices of the fallen but also be a constant reminder of the cost of our decisions.


  • People who serve in various conflict zones, enduring harsh conditions and risking their lives to keep peace.
  • They not only maintain peace and security, but also facilitate the political process, protect civilians, assist in the disarmament and reintegration of former combatants.

Rank of countries according to the total number of peacekeepers contributed to United Nations operations:

1 Bangladesh 7233
2 Nepal 6251
3 India 6043
4 Rwanda 5927
5 Pakistan 4331



  • The United Nations General Assembly is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations with its headquarters in New York, United States.
  • It is currently, an alliance of 193 member states which was founded in 1945 by United nations.
  • International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is celebrated every year on May 29.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • India is the 3rd largest contributor to UN Peacekeeping missions
  • Theme of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 2023 is ‘Peace begins with me
  • Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations is Ruchira Kamboj

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